Reloved garden bench

April 26, 2015

Our garden is a spring garden, currently full of tulips – beautiful.


The spring weather is encouraging us all out into the garden. My husband is working hard, on Wednesday he trimmed back part of the garden to reveal a rather collapsed bench. I didn’t quite capture the moment before it was dismantled but you can tell from these pictures the condition it was in.

Garden bench

White hammerite paint was found in the shed:)

Metal bench revamp

My husband replaced the wood, with the tot choosing the paint colour. I love the colour:) A trip to a DIY store provided wood, screws and paint for £18.

Reloved garden bench

I am delighted with the result of this revamp – a fabulous transformation.







22 comments so far.

22 responses to “Reloved garden bench”

  1. A great revamp, love it! Was it a special kind of paint used?
    I have a couple of furniture pieces that I picked up that I still havent worked on! HAve you tried chalk paint before? Is it any good?

  2. Clare says:

    An amazing transformation! I’m very impressed with your little one’s paint picking skills – a renovator in the making I think!

  3. I love the rose pattern on the side pieces and the lovely paint colour of the wood just finishes it off nicely.

    I pretty place to sit and rest with a cuppa (or glass of wine)

  4. What a lucky find and such a pretty revamp:)

  5. Julie says:

    What a difference paint and a bit of hard work can make, that’s such a beautiful little bench now.

  6. Caroline says:

    My all time favourite colour for the garden, we have a Lutyens the same colour and what a revamp, fantastic

  7. Such a gorgeous bench, definitely worth revamping and its the perfect time to enjoy sitting on it out in the garden with so many lovely flowers starting to appear 🙂 x

  8. Louise says:

    The revamped bench looks fantastic! I love the colours. Did you know the bench was hiding in there?

  9. It looks great, and such a good way to give an old bench some love.

  10. Tracy W says:

    Fabulous job, the revamped bench looks lovely! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  11. Oh wow – great job – I have one upside down in the garden which, after years of re-varnishing, is finally rotted, rusty and, I thought useless, but I might just see if we could salvage it in a similar fashion.

  12. Cheryl | TimeToCraft says:

    Oh what a lovely bench it is now. Looks perfect. Love the colour and I bet your tot is especially pleased with his involvement. (off to check what is lurking under our overgrown bushes) #ThriftyThursday

  13. Vickie says:

    I love a bench in a garden and you made yours so pretty again. Great job!

  14. Gina Caro says:

    The bench looks lovely Vicky! I love the colour on the top. Thank you for sharing your up-cycling project on #ThriftyThursday

  15. Oh that is stunning ! You must be thrilled 🙂 #ThriftyThursday

  16. Sustainable‏ says:

    Oh wow, I love the color. Great job with the upcycling. 🙂 I can imagine garden benches with that kind of paint color. It would be amazing.

  17. Ivy Chen says:

    I have one wish that when I am old, I can own a garden, and I can enjoy my life there.

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